For a student athlete, high school is often challenging enough. Striking the right balance between schoolwork, sports and a social life is paramount for success, plenty on the plate for any 17-year-old.
Then, there's Jacob Piros. He was already juggling all of those elements - and then the diagnosis came.
A goaltender for the Capital City Capitals in Ionia, Michigan, Piros learned he had cancer right in the midst of beginning to map out not only a collegiate path, but also options to continue playing the game he loves at higher levels.